Guidance Might Not Be the Best Way to Go for Some, but for Others It Can Be Very Helpful When Facing Life Situations.

Guidance might not be the best way to go for some, but for others it can be very helpful when facing life situations.   In general, people tend to follow their inner guidance while ignoring the rest, until they realize that the few people, who wanted to help, were actually right.   Guidance shows guardianship towards the person they care about, and therefore, this idea is portrayed in three different pieces of literature portray such as, “The Odyssey” by Homer, “Three Tragedies” by Sophocles I, and   “The Inferno” by Dante Alighieri.   Homer uses Athena as a guide to Odysseus because throughout the book he is faced with different challenges. Sophocles I use’s Antigone as a guide to Oedipus, in order for him to decide what is best to do in respect to what has occurred in Thebes.   Alighieri uses Virgil as Dante’s guidance to support him in each level through hell.   Each guide will provide helpful information and ideas to the characters. This will help them overcome situations, where things will seem to fall apart, but the guides will support them. As a result, the guides will also give characters the opportunity to learn something unique about them.
In the book, “The Odysessy”, Homer chooses Athena as a guide because she depicts an image of a soft and brave goddess.   Her and Odysseus demonstrate a strong connection and confidence they both have for each other. As well as, the immense motivation she is for Odysseus. In book V, Odysseus is caught in the middle of a strong storm at sea with Poseidon due to what the other gods have done in his absence. Athena guides him and explains what to do in order to not face another storm. In Homer,
“Athena instructed him: “he gripped a rock-ledge with both hands in passing and held on, groaning, as the surge went by to keep clear of its breaking.   Then the backwash hit him, ripping him under and far out. . . . Odysseus left the skin of his great hands torn on that rock-ledge as the wave submerged him. . . Odysseus would have...